Indie-publishing chat: 411 with Vania and KT–Author photos

Today's chat we talked about author photos. Lots of people go with the casual photo, even a selfie, on social media, and if that's the image you want to convey, that's fine. But when you publish a book AND WANT TO SELL IT, you're opening a business. I feel like you will be taken more … Continue reading Indie-publishing chat: 411 with Vania and KT–Author photos

Indie-Publishing 411: Chat with Vania and KT–Imprints

Imprints are fun . . . some say frivolous. But if you have any long-term plan to publish books, having an imprint is another way to claim your work. If you think really long term and are successful as an author you may want to publish other writers' works. Joanna Penn, not long ago, created … Continue reading Indie-Publishing 411: Chat with Vania and KT–Imprints

Indie-Publishing 411: Chat with Vania and KT–Beta Readers and Editing

Thanks for joining us for our second chat of this series. KT and I chatted about beta readers and editing. Enjoy! Vania Margene Rheault You've written Down to Sleep, and it's been slightly edited and with a couple betas. What has been your biggest surprise so far? KT Daxon My biggest surprise so far has … Continue reading Indie-Publishing 411: Chat with Vania and KT–Beta Readers and Editing

Indie Publishing 411: Chat with Vania and KT — How it began

First off, Happy New Year! We hope your New Year is full of writing and publishing, and we also hope this chat series will help you in those endeavors during 2018. This blog series will help us too because let's face it, we all have issues finding content. We want to be interesting, but helpful. … Continue reading Indie Publishing 411: Chat with Vania and KT — How it began

The Top 7 Indie News Items from 2017 (that I can remember).

December is almost over, which means we'll be welcoming in 2018 in a few days. Maybe you won't see it happen because you'll be in a pumpkin pie/eggnog-induced┬ácoma, or maybe you'll be hungover, which is the best way to bring in any New Year. But nonetheless, 2017 will be just a distant memory. Here's a … Continue reading The Top 7 Indie News Items from 2017 (that I can remember).

Indie Book Reviews: My Unpopular Opinion

There's been a lot of talk lately about writing indie book reviews. You know, it's a kind thing to do, you're giving the book a bump in the Amazon algorithms. You see it everywhere on Twitter: support an author, leave a review. And I'll be honest, when I jumped into the indie world, I read … Continue reading Indie Book Reviews: My Unpopular Opinion

Competitiveness. Let’s Not Talk About It

The other day, I got into a little spat with a couple people in a Facebook writer's group. Someone announced that they had just published their book. There were a lot of congratulations, but there was one woman who felt the need to edit this person's post. Yes, there was a typo in it. But … Continue reading Competitiveness. Let’s Not Talk About It